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by silentguy
August 09 2012, 17:53 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: Must have OrbShield, preferably pre-assembled
Replies: 1
Views: 1998

Re: Must have OrbShield, preferably pre-assembled

It's not very hard to solder the board, if you can get one.

Just need a simple soldering iron.

Otherwise, maybe see if you can find some high school electronics person, who would solder it for you for $20 ?
by silentguy
August 09 2012, 17:40 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: Skyrim Spaceball 4000 FLX ,Microsoft Trackball Explorer
Replies: 3
Views: 2828

Re: Skyrim Spaceball 4000 FLX ,Microsoft Trackball Explorer

I mapped the WASD in Skyrim to the Spaceball 4000. So I gues it's not true analog control as you are wanting. I found that if I used "Always Run", the spaceball and trackball combination worked quite well. My goal was to eliminate the keyboard, and I suceeded in that for almost every key press. I co...
by silentguy
May 10 2012, 16:21 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: Skyrim Spaceball 4000 FLX ,Microsoft Trackball Explorer
Replies: 3
Views: 2828

Skyrim Spaceball 4000 FLX ,Microsoft Trackball Explorer

I have found the ultimate gaming set up for Skyrim. Spaceball 4000 FLX with OrbShield and a Microsoft Trackball Explorer Also a reclining gaming chair. Think of Lawnmower man chair, with 2 side tables, left hand side is Spaceball 4000, right hand side is Microsft Trackball Explorer. No need to ever ...
by silentguy
March 29 2012, 18:40 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: Astroid
Replies: 0
Views: 1787

Astroid

Interesting site from original inventor of Spaceball, SpaceOrb.
He has a new 3D mouse called the Astroid.

http://www.spatialfreedom.com/pages/default.asp


Some cool history information here:

http://www.spatialfreedom.com/pages/content.asp?pid=1
by silentguy
March 29 2012, 18:19 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: SpaceMouse Cursor tool
Replies: 0
Views: 1668

SpaceMouse Cursor tool

http://www.deinmeister.de/spmcur_e.htm This is a link to SpaceMouse Cursor tool. With this software I was able to get SpaceMouse, SpaceBall, and SpaceOrb 360, assigned to keyboard buttons. You can map any button or Axis movement to a Key on your keyboard. I had to use 2.82 3DConnexion drivers. I was...
by silentguy
March 29 2012, 18:09 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: http://spacemice.wikidot.com/
Replies: 5
Views: 2962

http://spacemice.wikidot.com/

http://spacemice.wikidot.com/


This is a good link for resources on SpaceMouse, Spaceball.

Also lots of other devices I didn't know about.
by silentguy
March 27 2012, 17:43 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: Orbshield Not Working :cry:
Replies: 41
Views: 12773

Re: Orbshield Not Working :cry:

I couldn't even get the sketches to compile on anything but Arduino 018

Maybe double check what sketches you are using

It sounds like it may be the UNO board

Well it's proven working on Duelmilanove board
So you might have to go that route
by silentguy
March 27 2012, 12:02 PM
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Any SpaceOrb users still around?
Replies: 4
Views: 6184

Re: Any SpaceOrb users still around?

I'm a new convert to SpaceOrb, SpaceBall, SpaceMouse.

Got them working in part thanks to this Discussion board, and vputz's Orbshield.
by silentguy
March 26 2012, 15:49 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: Cannot find firmware detector
Replies: 5
Views: 3795

Re: Cannot find firmware detector

Were there ever any new links for the firmware detector ?

I still dont know what firmware my SpaceOrb is, but luckily it works.
by silentguy
March 26 2012, 15:38 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: OrbShield to Arduino Interface questions - seeking raw data
Replies: 1
Views: 1800

Re: OrbShield to Arduino Interface questions - seeking raw d

I know this post is kind of old,
but for the Spaceball 4000FLX you have to have both dip switches 1 and 2, ON.

That's in Vic Putz's information here :

http://orbduino.sourceforge.net/program ... d_use.html
by silentguy
March 26 2012, 15:25 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: Orbshield Not Working :cry:
Replies: 41
Views: 12773

Re: Orbshield Not Working :cry:

I also got some USB device not recognized errors when first trying things. I'd suggest trying Arduino 018 software install. Also make sure you dont have any other COM drivers , like Bluetooth, 3DConnexion, etc. Deinstall all other COM drivers first. Also this sounds weird I know, but I wiggled my Or...
by silentguy
March 26 2012, 15:19 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: Orbshield Not Working :cry:
Replies: 41
Views: 12773

Re: Orbshield Not Working :cry:

I got it through Amazon, and it was eligible for Super Saving shipping, but you have to buy at least $25.
So I found something else cheap to order to make my order at least $25.

It shipped in about 1 week.

Here is a link


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004A7 ... 01_details
by silentguy
March 26 2012, 13:14 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: Status of Orbshields, 16 Jan 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 5676

Re: Status of Orbshields, 16 Jan 2011

Wanted to post that I ordered and built an Orb Shield V1.0 in March 2012. Got the kit in about 2 weeks, and built in 1 hour. Got everything working, my challenges were mostly COM port related, as well as Key Button mappings. I posted in another thread my tips. Thanks to Vic Putz for the Orb Shield, ...
by silentguy
March 26 2012, 13:12 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: SpaceNavigator
Replies: 8
Views: 5180

Re: SpaceNavigator

I also picked up a used Space Navigator and Space Pilot USB on Ebay. Using the 3DConnexion Beta v10 drivers, I was able to map keyboard and mouse for gameplay. However, I still seem to like the Spaceball and Orbshield better. I think the gain control setting is better, and control is finer using the...
by silentguy
March 26 2012, 13:02 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: Orbshield Not Working :cry:
Replies: 41
Views: 12773

Re: Orbshield Not Working :cry:

I am going to post the links I used. While this may be old info for some, it took me a while to find all this. Here are the links I used. This the one that got me started. However he used Arduino 019, which I couldnt get to work.... I had to use 018. http://www.hanselman.com/blog/TheBestControllerFo...